JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

American Institutes for Research

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JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454565
Date Posted: 10/28/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
San Mateo, California, UNITED STATES
Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Waltham, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
North Bethesda , Maryland, UNITED STATES
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, UNITED STATES
Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Health Economics
Education Economics
Development Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the world's leading behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations, provides research and evaluation, measurement, technical assistance and policy analysis. The intellectual diversity of our over 1,900 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course. We apply rigorous science methods to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include federal and state agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses and, international development agencies. AIR’s experts are a frequent source of information and guidance for policymakers, clients and the news media.

We are currently seeking Education Economists, Health Economists and Development Economists to join our growing organization.

Education Economist: Opportunity to work in a broad range of areas, from early childhood development to professional development to training techniques that expand career opportunities and worker productivity.

Health Economist: Opportunity to work in the areas of health services including: quality of care, quality of life, consumer engagement, health communication, financing and cost of care, and behavioral health (i.e., substance abuse and mental health).

Development Economist: Opportunity to conduct impact evaluations on a wide range of topics including cash transfer programs, early childhood nutrition programs, education interventions, health product distribution programs, and agricultural interventions. We partner with locally-based researchers to provide context relevant policy analysis and to help build research capacity in developing countries.

• Identifying and implementing empirical approaches.
• Developing conceptual frameworks and experimental designs that guide project work.
• Managing and analyzing large-scale data files for research.
• Applying appropriate quantitative techniques to collect and analyze data.
• Organizing and documenting analytic results and research procedures.
• Preparing technical reports and journal articles and presenting findings to clients, professional associations and the public.
• Assisting in developing and drafting new research proposals.
• Mentoring research analysts, sharing approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others.
• Managing or leading projects or tasks, with assumption of greater responsibility over time.
• Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise.

• A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or related social science field with expertise in econometrics or applied statistics.
• Able to apply advanced statistical methods, and able to communicate effectively about these methods to non-technical audiences.
• Highly proficient in STATA, and open to learning new statistical tools as required by different projects.
• Knowledge or experience with the analysis of large-scale data sets, and the design of experiments and quasi-experiments.
• Prior quantitative research on policy-relevant topics using advanced methods such as fixed effects, regression discontinuity, or instrumental variables.

Positions are available in our Washington, DC, North Bethesda, MD, Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, Waltham, MA,
Chapel Hill, NC, and San Mateo, CA offices.

Visit us at for more information on our organization and to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
We will request letters of reference when candidates are selected to interview.